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On the eve of completion of 4 years of the GST, CBIC to honour the tax payers contributing to the GST success story

Ministry of Finance On the eve of completion of 4 years of the GST, CBIC to honour the tax payers contributing to the GST success story CBIC to is

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On the eve of completion of 4 years of the GST, CBIC to honour the tax payers contributing to the GST success story

CBIC to issue certificates of appreciation to honour contributions of tax payers

Government reaffirms its commitment to continuous improvement in taxpayer services

Posted On: 30 JUN 2021 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

GST is a historic tax reform introduced on the 1st of July 2017. Over the years there has been a reduction in the tax rates, simplification of procedures and a growing economy has also led to an exponential increase in the tax base. GST revenues have steadily grown and have been above the 1 lakh crore mark for eight consecutive months in a row. On the eve of completion of 4 years of the GST, it has been decided to honour the tax payers who have been a part of the GST success story.

A data analytics exercise was hence undertaken by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs to identify taxpayers who have made substantial contribution in payment of GST in cash along with timely filing of returns. As a result, 54,439 (Fifty-Four Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine) taxpayers have been identified. More than 88% of these taxpayers are from Micro (36%), Small (41%) and Medium enterprises (11%) representing a wide spectrum sectors involved in the supply of goods & services spread acrossall States/UTs, as given below:

State/UT

Count of GSTIN

Maharashtra

15131

Karnataka

7254

Tamil Nadu

5589

Haryana

3459

West Bengal

2977

Telangana

2863

Rajasthan

2527

Uttar Pradesh

2179

Gujarat

2162

Punjab

1709

Madhya Pradesh

1694

Kerala

1385

Delhi

1163

Uttarakhand

895

Assam

583

Bihar

551

Andhra Pradesh

516

Goa

436

Chandigarh

361

Chattisgarh

192

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

181

Odisha

128

Tripura

104

Jharkhand

96

Meghalaya

88

Himachal Pradesh

60

Pondicherry

47

Sikkim

44

Jammu and Kashmir

32

Mizoram

24

Arunachal Pradesh

2

Nagaland

2

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

2

Manipur

1

Lakshadweep Islands

1

Ladakh

1

Total

54,439

While it is widely acknowledged that the Nation meets its obligations towards spending in various social sectors and welfare schemes and infrastructure development out of revenues mobilized through tax payments by millions of honest tax payers, this step marks the first effort by the Government to directly communicate to the GST taxpayers for their contribution. As an acknowledgment, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs will be issuing certificates of appreciation to these taxpayers. Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) will be sending out the certificates of appreciation to individual tax payers by e-mail. The taxpayers will be able to print and display these certificates.

The Government is committed to continuous improvement of taxpayer services and seeks the cooperation of all taxpayers for their voluntary compliance and contributing to national development for a strong and resilient India.

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